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Vulnerability Name(s): Spectre and Meltdown
Original Post Date: Jan 4, 2018
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2018

Summary: Windows, Linux and MacOS have all received critical security updates that affect how virtual memory is handled due to architectural design flaws that proof of concept code has demonstrated as the tale of dual threats, called Spectre and Meltdown. Both threats break the glass ceiling and the isolation between applications by reading privileged memory and taking advantage of data cache timing vulnerabilities and have the potential of virtual memory reads across boundaries in unknown contexts.

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